the Virtual reality headset and software space could crack wide open wide open next year. Companies like Oculus, acquired by Facebook last year for two billion are just the tip of the iceberg.
While VR unicorns gambol through the market there are a handful of other companies in this space that could carve out their own market niches at the expense of companies like Facebook,Microsoft, Sony or other marquis entities.
Avegant in Redwood City, CA is one such startup. Intel Capital has led two rounds of financing swelling the company’s coffers with more than $20 million.I heard about Avegant several months ago when it received its most recent of financing and was able to hear and see this company's pitch at Intel Capital’s Global Summit confab here in San Diego last week.
Avegant’s primary technology is the Glyph headset. Glyph is much different than other VR hardware I’ve seen demonstrated or described. it provides an experience with video and audio that has been designed to accommodate individual tastes and preferences. WHat makes Glyph substantially different from other headsets is the ability to personalize the clarity ,focus and position of its lenses.
the audio quality of Glyph has the potential to pull you right into any entertainment experience.
Hey it doesn’t take much to kick off my Seventies music jones. As I interacted with Avegant's Glyph I instinctively thought how incredible it would be to experience a Tower of Power, Doobie Brothers or other arena music group ‘s performance using it.
While other virtual reality hardware concerns flail about chasing matrix check boxes items, Avegant is rolling towards its big showing at CES early in 2016 and production validation benchmarks.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a startup drop into the launch groove,but Avegant seems cocked,locked and ready to launch.By all means check this company out at http://avegant.com and if you really dig it, preoder your glyph headset now.
Meanwhile, I’m ready to jump back into my streaming Tower of Power concert and wishing I could watch it with a headset that delivers audio as good as anything you’ll see seated center front and a virtual reality experience that makes you jut get on down with your own bad little self.--Jim Forbes on 11/10/2015.